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Date Saturday  6/1/2013
End Date Saturday  6/1/2013
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Dark Mountain Moderate Class C
Start Time 5:03 AM
Status Complete
Leader David Wasson
Co-Leader Scott Farquhar
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 3,000 ft
Driving Distance


Dark Mountain is a seldom-visited 10,859 ft peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. The hike is approximately 10 miles round trip, involves a significant amount of off trail hiking and the elevation gain is just over 3,000ft. Due to the elevation gain and amount of off trail hiking this hike is classified as a Moderate C.

Details on the meeting place and time will be provided later.


For more info Contact

David Wasson via e-mail at
Scott Farquhar via e-mail at


The hike will begin at Cow Creek Trailhead and follow the Cow CreekTrail for approximately 3.5 miles. We will then leave the trail and hike up1,700 ft through heavily wooded forest to the summit of Dark Mountain. There we will be rewarded with great views of the northeast corner of RMNP.  Due to the difficulty of the hike allparticipants should come prepared with all of the ten essentials.


Participants must register with leaders via e-mail